Polytechnic High School in Riverside, CA - Niche

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Polytechnic High School is a public school in Riverside, California. It has 2,789 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 59% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 294 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5450 Victoria Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7203

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 294 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular opportunities at this school are pretty cool, as for me I barely started joining clubs my senior year in the beginning, but I stopped going towards the end of the year. The clubs were fun though in the beginning because my friends encouraged me to do it with them.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school was pretty great.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most teachers at this school do more then they are suppose to. They teach in a good manor.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: When I first started we had a different principal but since we have gotten a new one the school is much more fun, energetic and outgoing. Everyone supports all the sports teams.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Whether its football, baseball, or a play the parents and families are always out there supporting the students. Pride for our school is shown everywhere.

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3.33 John W. North High School 2 mi. 2,300
3.00 Ramona High School 3 mi. 2,216
2.66 Arlington High School 4 mi. 2,066
2.33 Rubidoux High School 5 mi. 1,716
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. High School 5 mi. 3,325

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Polytechnic High School United States Arlington High School John W. North High School Martin Luther King Jr. High School Ramona High School Rubidoux High School
Hispanic 53.0% 25.0% 66.0% 68.0% 31.0% 73.0% 89.0%
White 34.0% 51.0% 21.0% 10.0% 45.0% 16.0% 5.0%
African American 6.0% 15.0% 6.0% 11.0% 9.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 3.0% 6.0% 10.0% 2.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.4%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 21.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 59 responses

  • 68% Yes
  • 19% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 30% I met great friends.
  • 22% Supportive and involved teachers
  • 16% Top 3 school in rusd
  • 10% Has many latino teachers
  • 9% I found a lot of peolpe who share my culture
  • 8% Music programs
  • 4% Counselor

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 21% Textbooks in poor condition
  • 19% Gum everywhere
  • 15% The students cut during lunch time
  • 13% Campus supervisors talk down to students
  • 10% Students leaving trash everywhere
  • 8% Some incoherent teachers.
  • 6% Old textbooks
  • 4% Nothing
  • 2% Everything
  • 2% Gangs

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 44 responses

  • 50% Oldest High School in Riverside
  • 23% New principle creating more school pride
  • 7% Only high school in the dictrict with an orchestra
  • 7% High SAT scores
  • 5% Has teachers from differents places of the world!!
  • 5% Has great teachers that are available and friendly
  • 2% More AP classes offered
  • 2% It used to be an all boys school back in the day

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 37% Inspiring, prideful, acted as one unit
  • 29% Fun, interactive, and friendly
  • 29% Average
  • 6% Performance driven

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% Relax; it's only high school.
  • 31% Don't be afraid to talk to people and make friends
  • 14% Know you are capable and don't be lazy.
  • 10% You better be a social person
  • 3% Be responsable and dont waste your time.
  • 3% Socialize with people/teachers and be involve

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 49 responses

  • 16% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 4% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 4% I hate everything about this school.